Men’s Track & Field Place Second at PL Championship
The Army West Point Men’s Track and Field Team placed second in the Patriot League outdoor championships. The Black Knights posted 12 event wins and 26 top-three finishes. Army finished just four points behind first place Navy.
August Cook was named the men's field athlete of the meet and Mitchell Burr was named the men's rookie of the meet. Cook won the javelin with a meet record throw of 75.2m. The mark ranks fifth overall in the nation this season and tops Cook's previous program record by over two meters. Burr claimed a first-place finish in the 1500m with a time of 3:51.47.
Marshall Beatty was a double winner, claiming first in the 5000m and 10000m. Beatty shed 24.33 seconds off his personal best time in the 10000m with a time of 30:25.48. On Saturday he took first in the 5000m with a time of 14:19.03.
Army posted 1-2-3 finishes in both the shot put and the 800m. Geoff Kirk hit 18.53m in shot put. He was followed by Jamir Gibson (18.21m) and Kyle Patel (16.17m). In the 800m, Peter Smith placed first with a time of 1:50.51 and was followed by Luke Griner (1:51.41) and Michael Altenburg (1:52.19).
Gibson claimed first in discus with a throw of 57.48m, which was 3.6 meters further than second place. Marco Risi (60.33m) and Austin Herndon (58.05m) finished first and second in the hammer throw. Gibson placed fourth with a heave of 55.19m. Read more.